Amanda Cox | Acupuncture London









Acupuncture in the Prevention of Miscarriage

The term 'miscarriage' refers to the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks, most often within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Miscarriage is a common phenomenon that is little discussed. It can be caused by hormone imbalances, low immunity or infection; however, the cause is often unknown.

Acupuncture can help in the prevention of miscarriage by promoting blood flow to the uterus to assist in fetal growth, and regulating hormone levels. In cases of recurrent miscarriage it is also highly effective at reducing stress and anxiety levels to help women through the important first trimester. Acupuncture treatment is safe throughout pregnancy, and has the advantage of being able to treat both mother and baby without the use of chemicals.

Treatment to prevent miscarriage with acupuncture revolves around treating the channels that supply the uterus and fetus with circulation. Whilst Western Medicine will often attribute miscarriage to an unexplained cause, Chinese Medicine can find the energetic cause and treat the disharmony to prevent recurrence. Energetic causes of miscarriage can include improper function of the channel responsible for raising energy and holding things upright, too much heat in the uterus, or energetic deficiencies in a woman that stop the body from being able to sustain a pregnancy. Acupuncture treatment differentiates according to the case, and helps to correct these disharmonies.

It is important to mention that in Western Culture miscarriage is often seen as something that is a minor event, and women are expected to carry on with normal life. In Chinese culture miscarriage is believed to be more difficult and draining than a birth, as there is not only the physical loss, but also grief to deal with. Chinese Medicine not only restores energy in the body, but can also help women to cope with their loss emotionally.

Amanda has had many years' experience in treating women following miscarriage with very positive results.

Amanda Cox | 2013